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History of Jaguar

Jaguar is one of the most recognized manufacturers of cars and motorcycles in England by their luxurious sedans and sports. It was founded in 1922 by William Lyons under the name of the Swallow Sidecar Company, name that was changed after the second world war due to its unfortunate acronym SS, which were consistent with the one of a division of the nazi army. Today, Jaguar belongs to the Indian industrial group Tata Motors.

In the course of its history, and as it has happened as several brands, Jaguar has been administered by several hands. First came the national company British Motor Corporation in 1966, which administered it until 1989, which was bought by Ford. After ten years, I turn to the Premier Automotive Group along with weight manufacturers like Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

His last transfer was Tata Motors, which was sold by Ford in 2008 for $ 2,300 million. Jaguar is also owner of the Daimler company (which is not Daimler-Benz) since 1960. You use this name for the most luxurious cars of its production.

Jaguar has two plants in operation: that of Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, where there are aluminium vehicles, and another in Halewood, Liverpool, where work steel cars. They had a third, that of Browns Lane in Coventry, which moved in to be in the center of industrial activity of cars. Before, the main silver Jaguar was in Blackpool.

One of the historical models of Jaguar is undoubtedly the Mark VII, which came out in 1951 the US market-oriented. However, the model was great demand in various parts of the world. Then came his successors, which also had the approval of consumer magazines such as "Road & Track" and "Engine". In 1956, a Jaguar Mark VII won the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally 2003.

The brand has also had important titles in Gran Turismo. In 1951 and 1953 the model C-Type was carried and the 24 hours of Le Mans, which then made also in in 1955, 1956 and 1957 the D-Type. In 1980, after a long retreat, the Tom Walkinshaw Racing team began to design prototypes with V12 engines, and seven years later start to build new triumphs in this important competition.

There are several mentions and appearances of Jaguar in series and movies. For example in Austin Powers, the protagonist manages a model. The same goes for the series Two and a Half Men, where Charlie Harper was owner of a Jaguar, as well as the character Arthur Dailey of the British TV series Minder, Inspector Morse, in the British television series of the same name, among others.

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Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

The British automobile car makers Jaguar have developed the handsome Jaguar XF. This car was introduced to the world by Jaguar, in the year 2007 and is a successor to the car model Jaguar S-Type.

Jaguar E-type

Jaguar E-type

Jaguar has achieved so much attention for its magnificent looks, among them one is Jaguar E-type or also known as Jaguar XK-E sports car that was manufactured from 1961 to 1974 and the car is produced & owned by British Manufacturers Jaguar Car Ltd. Jaguar E-type is one of those cars that possess all the qualities like looks, high performance as well as reasonable prices.

Technical characteristics of Jaguar Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Jaguar XK-SS 1957 253HP (186 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.4 l/100km
2 Jaguar XJ6 2002 243HP (179 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.6 l/100km
3 Jaguar XJ-6 3.4 1976 163HP (120 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.4 l/100km
4 Jaguar XK 180 1999 456HP (335 kW) @ 6150 rpm 12.4 l/100km
5 Jaguar 3.8S Automatic 1964 223HP (164 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.4 l/100km
6 Jaguar XK Coup? 5.0L V8 2009 385HP (283 kW) @ 6500 rpm 11.2 l/100km
7 Jaguar XJ-6 1976 182HP (134 kW) @ 4500 rpm 12.4 l/100km
8 Jaguar Sovereign V12 1972 299HP (220 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.4 l/100km
9 Jaguar XJ 3.0D 600 LWB 2009 275HP (202 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
10 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Automatic 2001 196HP (144 kW) @ 6800 rpm 12.4 l/100km
11 Jaguar XK 2005 298HP (219 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.1 l/100km
12 Jaguar XK8 Coup? 1996 294HP (216 kW) @ 6100 rpm 12.4 l/100km
13 Jaguar XJ 2.7 V6 TDVi Sovereign 2005 206HP (152 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.1 l/100km
14 Jaguar R-D6 2003 233HP (171 kW) @ 0 rpm 10.9 l/100km
15 Jaguar XJ-S 4.0 Coupe 1996 241HP (177 kW) @ 4700 rpm 12.4 l/100km

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